In Thanks Giving to You!
From Beverly Down, CCA President & CEO
Greetings to everyone:
I am so grateful for the privilege of knowing many of you and for representing this group of talented, caring and diverse creative souls who contribute so much to the CCA. This includes the creative folks who subscribe to our newsletter, the instructors who facilitate our varied courses, our administrative helpers, and to all of our wonderful CCA creativity coaches!
During November many of us place the honor and focus on those things (and people) for which we are grateful. The following poem is given to you in hopes that you might print it out (for you) and take a few moments each day to acknowledge yourself in your creative journey.
Enjoy Your Self!
Love After Love
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life
~ Derek Walcott
A wish for us all
Peace on this earth...joy in our world...with abundant creativity and well being flowing from our hearts...and let it begin with me!
Happy Holidays to You and Yours ~